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Postby Imeanunoharm » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:45 am

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I know somewhere someone referred to the ingame 'strikers' as space invader type things, but I think not. :)

Defcon inspired by 'Wargames'.

1980's, good times, good times.

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Postby TheRileyDuo » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:34 am

The aircrafts that bring in the bombs are space invaders. If you time it right, and end the game with a strike incoming, you can get a good look at them.
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Postby Imeanunoharm » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:07 am

The best pic I could find was on one of the T-shirts. I assume it's pretty accurate.

This:

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Again, I think not good sir! :)

Tron was also set inside a computer..., a bit like,... hmmmm, let me think....

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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:16 am

Take a closer look at the Engineers.
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Postby Pinky » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:33 am

Imeanunoharm wrote:If people know anymore retro references or easter eggs in IV games, Please post them.


I don't think there's enough room to post them all.

In the scrolling text in the DEFCON menu, it asks you "how about a nice game of chess?"

And Uplink references just about everything, including Darwinia.
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Postby The GoldFish » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:29 pm

In Darwinia, the unit name for the airstrike entities is "spaceinvader".

Engineers are the tron reference.
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Postby NeoThermic » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:15 pm

Pinky wrote:And Uplink references just about everything, including Darwinia.


Uhh, how is it possible that Uplink could reference Darwinia?

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Postby elDiablo » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:33 pm

NeoThermic wrote:Uhh, how is it possible that Uplink could reference Darwinia?

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Darwin Research Associates? And the whole AI thing?
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Postby Cooper42 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:51 pm

elDiablo wrote:
NeoThermic wrote:Uhh, how is it possible that Uplink could reference Darwinia?

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Darwin Research Associates? And the whole AI thing?
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I think what you mean, is that Darwinia references Darwin Research Associates in Uplink?
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Postby NeoThermic » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:45 pm

elDiablo wrote:
NeoThermic wrote:Uhh, how is it possible that Uplink could reference Darwinia?

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Darwin Research Associates? And the whole AI thing?


As Cooper42 points out, it's the other way around (Darwinia references Uplink). There's no way that Uplink, a game made around 2001 can reference darwinia, a game started in 2002. Ye can'ne change the laws of physics!

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Postby Phelanpt » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:06 pm

Unless you have Chronometer(tm)? :P
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Re: Recognizer this?

Postby jelco » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:56 am

Imeanunoharm wrote:I know somewhere someone referred to the ingame 'strikers' as space invader type things, but I think not. :)

*puts up hand* ;)

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Postby bert_the_turtle » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:38 am

They're explicitly called "Invaders" in Darwinia.
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Postby Imeanunoharm » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:17 am

So IV got it wrong, because they look nothing like space invaders, and I'Ve got it right. Hmmmmmm





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Postby KingAl » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:55 am

There's that, or maybe IV are too averse to copyright infringement :P
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